A negative RT-PCR test that is no more than a few days old seems to have become the new passport for entry in most countries, and also in some states of India. If you’re flying out from Delhi, you won’t have to go through the hassle of getting tested prior to your departure now. Delhi International Airport has started its own testing facility.
How to get tested for COVID at Delhi airport
The sample collection booth by Genestrings Diagnostic Centre Pvt Ltd is located near gate no. 8 of terminal 3 of Delhi International airport. The cost of a test is Rs2,400. Passengers can arrive at the airport six hours prior to the time of departure, and receive their results in four to six hours. The sample collection booth has the capacity to collect 120-130 samples per hour.
While Delhi airport just started a testing facility for departures, it had set up an on-arrival testing facility for international passengers on 12 September at the multi-level parking area of terminal 3.
Besides airports, airlines such as SpiceJet and IndiGo have also begun arranging RT-PCR tests for both international and domestic passengers. The tests will be conducted in the nearest laboratory or also through home visits, depending on the city.